Open Events and Webinars

Start your coaching journey today at our free events

Wanting to learn more about coaching or discover how to become a qualified coach? Ask our experts directly.

Whether you are wanting to gain new or develop existing coaching skills or if you are exploring your training options to become a qualified coach, knowing where to turn can be challenging.

Our free interactive virtual events offer a taster into the world of executive coaching to help you with your decision making.

The sessions will be 2.5 hours – this will include a discussion around what coaching is/isn’t, a live coaching demonstration with an attendee, information on our programmes and the opportunity to hear from and chat to a recent graduate of our Practitioner Diploma.

Wanting to learn more about coaching or discover how to become a qualified coach? Sign up now for the Open Event below and have the opportunity to ask your questions directly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Coaching?

Whether you are exploring training to become a coach or looking for coaching solutions for your organisation - we are here to help you find your way. Take a look at our video to find out more.  

How can I become a Coach?

What is the difference between Coaching? Mentoring? Advising? Counselling? Consulting? If you are unsure on what it means to become a coach, please download our helpful Coaching guide and get started on your journey. 

What does 'accreditation' mean?

Accreditation is increasingly sought after in the coaching industry – particularly from departments responsible for coaching procurement. With no formal regulation in the industry, there is a need for coaches to demonstrate credibility and provide reassurance. Accreditation provides this. 

After completing and graduating from one of the AoEC’s accredited diploma training programmes, you are on your way to becoming a qualified coach.

Offering new graduates accreditation with the AoEC for one year which can be renewed for a fee after 12 months, we can also further support you in choosing the accrediting body which best suits you and your specific needs going forward. Find out more here

To understand how Accreditation can help you in your coaching career, download our Guide to the Accreditation Bodies

Are any of your courses ICF Level 1 accredited?

Yes, the AoEC is recognised by the ICF as a Level 1 ICF Accredited Coaching Education Provider.

The Practitioner Diploma is a Level 1 programme and accredited by the ICF for 62.5 total hours of coach-specific education. 

Begin your journey towards a coaching qualification

Our two-day Coaching Skills Certificate programme will introduce you to the principles and practice of coaching. Not only will you learn how to use an effective four stage model that will allow you to begin coaching right away, you will also discover what kind of coaching is right for you

If you are completely new to coaching, this is the course for you. Find out more by downloading our Infosheet on the Coaching Skills Certificate.

Next steps for becoming an accredited coach

The Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching challenges you to reach new and potentially unknown depths. You will explore existing coaching models and discover your own unique style that works for you to become an accredited executive coach. 

The Programme helps you to develop the skills that you need to become a successful coach and it gives you the confidence you need to stand out from the crowd.

Download our Practitioner Diploma Brochure to find out more.

See what others are saying about the AoEC

We understand that choosing your training provider is an important and personal choice. We can happily talk about what makes AoEC and our programmes special, but you may prefer to read the feedback from people who have experienced the programmes themselves. Our reviews on Google can be found here and interviews with people who have completed the programmes can be found on our Knowledge Bank.